Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Parenting with Scripture

After reading "Parenting with Scripture", by Kara Durbin, I decided that I needed my own reference list to post on the refrigerator. I need to be absorbing these scriptures into my heart and mind, so I can use them with my children for discipline and encouragement. I compiled my list from her list, and I'd love to share it with you. If you want a microsoft word copy of the list, please email me. I'll gladly share it with you!

Ps 100:4
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Philippians 2:5
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus
Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Colossians 3:12
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
1 Peter 3:8
Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. (m)
Philippians 2:14
Do everything readily and cheerfully. (m)
Do everything without complaining or arguing.
Hebrews 13:5
Be content with what you have
Timothy 1:7
God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Luke 6:31
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Proverbs 29:17
Discipline your children; you'll be glad you did-- they'll turn out delightful to live with. (m)
Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Colossians 3:13
Forgive quickly and completely.
Galatians 5:22-23
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.
Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Steadily pour yourselves out for each other in acts of love. (m)
Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be evident to all.
Ephesians 4:32
Be gentle with one another, sensitive.
Proverbs 12:22
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
1 Peter 4:9
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Philippians 2:3-4
Don't push your way to the front. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. (m)
Do nothing out of selfish ambition, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind.
Love cares more for others than for self. (m)
Ephesians 4:32
Be gentle with one another, sensitive. (m)
Be kind and compassionate to one another
Galatians 5:14
Love others as you love yourself.
Luke 6:31
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents.
1 John 5:3
This is love for God: to obey his commands.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
Be patient with everyone.
Peer Pressure
Exodus 23:2
Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.
Psalm 119:60
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
Leviticus 19:3
Respect your mother and father
1 Peter 2:17
Show proper respect to everyone.
Treat everyone you meet with dignity. (m)
Romans 12:17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Don't hit back. (m)
Hebrews 12:28-29
Worship God acceptably with reverence and awe
Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:13
Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
1 Timothy 6:18
Be generous and willing to share
Hebrews 13:16
Share what you have with others. (m)
Exodus 20:15
You shall not steal.
Romans 12:15
Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. (m)
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thank God no matter what happens. (m)